Dagon

4.6
487 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Chef Partner Ari Bokovza, most recently of Claudette, and who is of Israeli heritage, feels that the Mezze, and small plates selections are the soul of the restaurant with items such as Sasso Chicken Liver with mustard seeds, date syrup, crispy shallot and baharat; Roasted Beets with horseradish yogurt, fried chickpeas, and crispy beef tongue; Charred Eggplant with buttermilk vinaigrette, tomato jam, and shabazi bread crumbs, and Shishbarak: Lebanese mushroom filled dumplings, with warm yogurt, pine nuts, and spicy herb sauce. Kubaneh, and Jerusalem Bagel are homemade, and there is a section of creative salads and entrees including Levantine “Caesar” with tahini anchovy dressing, parmesan, fried chick peas, toasted sesame, and anchovy tempura; Harissa BBQ Chicken with potato sumac puree, local greens, and Whole Roasted Branzino cooked over charcoal, with preserved lemon butter, and celery root.

Experiences

  • Hanukka

    $36.00 per person

    Nov 29 - Dec 6, 2021

    Happy Hanukkah, come join Dagon with our Special potato Latkes that will be served with a choice of 6 deferent toppings Happy Holidays

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 487 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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LeeLee
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

My friend and I were seated on time for our patio reservation, but our waitress walked over and immediately made a snarky comment, obviously upset that she had to work the patio on a cold night, despite the heaters. We just left rather than deal with unpleasantness during dinner. To Dagon I say don't do outside dining this winter if your staff resents it so much. We walked a few short blocks over to the heated patio at Cibo e Vino, where the staff was superbly welcoming, and we had a lovely time.

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vipDanaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was amazing!!

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OliverS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch - delicious food and a great ambience!

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vipfoodtravels06
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sautéed cauliflower, Israeli salad and eggplant flatbread were all delicious. Service was excellent. Look forward to returning.

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bricksl
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food2service4ambience2

Had such high expectations, given what I've heard about this place.
Food - just average; nothing special.
Service attentive.

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vipNYCtraveler
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch, with a delicious shakshuka with a special bread right out of the oven. Looking forward to returning for dinner with a group to sample as many of the dishes as possible.

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vipjrnyc
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food and good service

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DianaL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Would have preferred to be seated before full party arrived. Beer and the lemon tart could have been better chilled. Otherwise, nice meal & festive scene

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sybarite71
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The lunch menu is very small, with few vegetarian options. That said, everything we had was first rate. And the dinner menu is expansive. While the hostess who seated us was cold as ice, the rest of the staff was terrific. We will certainly go back

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Jane
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great find! Outstanding Mezcalita cocktail! Interesting, creative, flavorful dishes. Very comfortable retro '70's vibe. Fantastic service. Music could've been a decibel or two lower.

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Ofra
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect is truly wonderful besides the noise level that doesn't allow for a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service!

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Sweetgingerlime
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!! Everything is made in house from scratch and you can tell the difference.

The mezze were unbeliably fresh and the tastes perfectly balanced (to my palate, anyway).

I don't usually order dessert in restaurants because it's never worth the cost or calories, but the Silan... I don't even know what I was eating, but it was one of the most delicious desserts I've ever had in my life.

Service was super friendly and servers were knowledgeable about the menu.

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viproninla
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantastic, loved all of the Israeli flavor profiles, service was stellar, and the food was even better....

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastico

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RuthR
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new restaurant for the Upper West Side. Food is great and we loved the setting and the service. We will return many times.

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vipDonnaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and all around dining experience. Excellent service. Unique and outstanding food. Can’t wait to go again.

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Abbey
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service was excellent. My only complaint is the noise level. It was very difficult to hold a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A combo Mezze and Israeli Sauvignon Blanc was so perfect 😍

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vipSandramerle
London
27 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional

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vipElena
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Small portions but yummy

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Marika
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

I have been to Dagon at least 5 times. This was my first indoor seating. The food has always been very tasty if on the expensive side. This time I ordered a small plate of hamachi. When it came, there were 3 tiny transparent rounds with some condiments on it. Normally, I would send food back that did not meet expectations. This time however I did not, since this was a special occasion with my husband. It is unfair to serve food like this. I hope that you will take this to heart.

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EddieJ
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I frequently dine here . The service really needs to improve. I couldn’t find anyone to place my order for a while.
The food is great

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vipGregoryK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic. Food was a little slow coming from the kitchen. But, overall a great evening. A new favorite spot on the UWS!

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vip2ndbreakfast
New England
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Schnitzel was tasty, especially the sauce. But restaurant was too loud for comfort.

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vipStacieF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable staff about the menu, courteous service, incredible food. Can’t wait to go back again! A little piece of Israel in Manhattan

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vipSuzanne
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Will definitely be going back. Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Thank you.

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MartyK
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

The food was mediocre at best. It did not live up to the hype.

Everything was bland and poorly presented. A must to avoid.

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Sf7018
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely recommend everyone to go here and enjoy a proper night out.

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vipgoodeater
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate lunch outdoors. Food delicious, but the lunch menu is limited and expensive. I’ll be back for dinner any time.

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vipBird
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Service was very friendly but our appetizers came out with our main course.

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vipDianeE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

4 of us came for a birthday meal. Food was delicious. Everything had great flavors and preparation. Service was good but not outstanding as they are harried. The issue was the DEAFENING music. We couldn’t hear ourselves think let alone speak. We asked them to turn it down a notch and they refused. We will not go back and be seated indoors. If you value your hearing and want to actually have dinner conversation, sit outside.

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vipherjak
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The noise level has progressively gotten higher so now we find that it is impossible to have a meal and conversation enjoyably. That will be the single greatest reason we will not come back to and otherwise wonderful restaurant.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was excellent, but the service was ... frankly ... not so good. From waiters hovering too close and too long, removing food too soon, not providing proper utensils or plateware, to pouring the dregs of a wine bottle into a glass and then mixing it with another pour ...

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Danton
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The noise level was "painful." The food was average.

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vipLarrybraverman
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10, outstanding food, excellent team, highly recommend.

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JohnJ
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and hospitality. Best hummus I’ve had anywhere. I’m having a hard time writing about how awesome everyone was and how much I enjoyed the food.

FAQs

Dagon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-2466.

Dagon is rated 4.6 stars by 487 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.